Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Just Swinging By

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Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Heather’s turn to host the challenge.

Heather has given us a sketch to use for our challenge this week … love sketch challenges Smile.

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For my card this week I used Riley and Company’s Trapeze Riley and Sophie. The sentiment is from the Circus Words stamp set.

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Want to Play Along?

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images.

Once you have created your card/project, come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please include the keyword Riley1814. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:

Stamps: Trapeze Riley and Sophie; Circus Words – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Navy; Yellow; Charm DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; MFT Die-namics Star Stax; ECD Lorna Label Pop Up Card; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Ornaments 4 Christmas




Hi everyone,

Being the beginning of the month it is time for the September Club Stamp set to be released from The Stamps of Life. This time round the stamp set being released is called Ornaments4Christmas. If you are a member of the "Die Hard" club you will also receive the coordinating die set, otherwise you have to wait until the 20th of the month before you can order this die set.

For my first card today, I have created a Flip-Its card using the Sizzix Fancy Frame Flip-Its Card #2 Framelits. 



I used the patterned ornament from the set to decorate my card and also used a couple of the sentiments on the centre 'flip' labels



 For my second card I decided to use the dies which coordinate with the stamp set to create the ornaments. I layered this onto glittered card so you can see the glittery snowflake peeking through the centre of the ornament. I also added one of the sentiments from the stamp set.


For my final card today I decided to create a snow scene. To create the snow banks at the bottom of my card I used the largest die from the Sizzix Decorative Labels Framelits and die cut this from silver glitter card. I cut the label in half and then I had two snow banks to add to my card.

I die cut the snowflakes also from the silver glitter card and added a sentiment to the top left hand side of my card.

Stamps: ornaments4Christmas - the Stamps of Life

Paper: White; Cream; Red; Navy; Be Merry DP - Kaisercraft; Silver Glitter Card; Gold Glitter Card

Dies: TSOL Ornaments4Christmas Die Set; Sizzix Fancy Frame Flip-Its Card #2 Framelits; Sizzix Fancy Labels #4 Framelits; Sizzix Decorative Labels Framelits

Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Red Ink; Versamark Ink; Silver Embossing Powder; Red Rhinestones; ECD Blue Glitter Dots; Gold Cord; White Ribbon; Foam Tape

Don't forget to check out the Ornaments4Christmas Gallery to see lots more ideas using this stamp set from the other TSOL Design Team Members.




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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs August Designer Challenge

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for our August Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on today at 8AM MST when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Our theme this month is an Asian Theme. Elizabeth Craft Designs has a variety of Dies and Peel-Off Stickers which will work for this theme.

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For my card today I created another Stand-Up card in the style that Karen Aicken posted in a recent ECD blog post, for details how to create this style of card visit her post here.

I used the Asian Vases Peel-Off Stickers for my card. I attached the peel-off stickers to double sided adhesive paper and then added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to each of the vases, burnished the glitter and then colored the image with copics.

I used the Best Wishes Stand Up Helper die to which I used directly on my card and also cut another out of the tan card to overlay over the blue one.

On the middle panel I used Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz which I embossed using the Bamboo Embossing Folder and then dabbed with Stazon Blue ink. My shimmer sheetz is in one panel, but next time I use shimmer sheetz on this style of card I will probably cut it into two panels so it is easier on the fold.

 

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On the inside of the card I added one of the negative vases from the Asian Vases Peel-Off Stickers using Transfer Sheet to get the negative from the sticker to the card.

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Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. You can also see that I added some Asian Signs Peel-off Stickers to each of the side pieces.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.


Paper: White; Tan; Navy; Washi Paper
Elizabeth Craft Design Products: Asian Vases Peel-off Stickers; Asian Signs Peel-off Stickers; Best Wishes Stand Up Helper Die; Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Bamboo Embossing Folder; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Transfer Sheet
Other: Blue Stazon Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for August, Helen Cryer finishes off the month with one last challenge.

For our challenge this week Helen has given us an Inspiration Challenge using the photo below.

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As you can see by the photo above, I took my inspiration from the colors, the stripes of colors and the roses.

I die cut a panel of each of the different colors which were included in the inspiration photo and adhered them to my folded white card.

The Penny Black Rose stamp has to be my favorite flower stamp I have so of course I had to get the die which I finally found at our Paper Craft Show back in June. I die cut two of the roses, colored using ink pads and a sponging block, and then I layered them to my card using foam tape. I used two different thicknesses of foam tape so that one of the roses was raised a little higher than the other.


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Of course, if you know me I LOVE making pop up cards so for the inside I created a pop up using the Lucy Label Pop Up card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I took a different sized die and created four more panels of the colors like I did on the outside and added them in the inside, for the middle color I just die cut the pop up label again and added that over the white.

I then die cut two more roses and added those to the top and bottom panels.

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Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up panel a little better.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright (August Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Seaside Wishes (sentiment on front) - Sugar Pea Designs; Great Birthday Greetings - CC Designs
    Paper: White; Pale Pink; Pink; Blue; Pale Green; Brown
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics HZ Stitched Strips; Rose Die- Penny Black.
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Inks; Green Inks; Foam Tape

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    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Rebus- Names Starting with ‘B’

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    Hi all,

    It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is “Names starting with the letter ‘B’”.

    If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

    How did you go working out the solutions for my May Rebus which was “Names of Cruise Ships” …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.
    1. Enchantment of the Seas
    2. Atlantic Star
    3. Fairland
    4. Victory
    5. Disney Wonder
    6. Arcadia

    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Herringbone



    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month Amber Hillman, brings us her final challenge.

    This week Amber has given us a Technique challenge - Herringbone. A fun technique using up scraps of paper. Directions can be found over on Splitcoast Stampers.





    For my card this week I decided to play with the Katie Label Pivot card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    I created my herringbone pieces on two panels and then cut them up so that I could adhere them to the sides of my card.

    To decorate my card I used a Prima Doll.




    Here is the inside of my card, I have added more herringbone panels to each edge and also another Prima Doll on the right hand side and a gift on the other side. I also added some birthday candles underneath the pivot area.





    And finally the back of my card ... plain compared to the rest of my card, but still prettier than the back of a plain flat card :).

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
    Stamps: Lots of Love - Julie Nutting for Prima; Best Birthday Wishes; Great Birthday Greetings - CC Designs
    Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Sew Lovely DP - Carta Bella
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Candle Border - CC Designs
    Other: Foam Tape; Copics

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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Hangin’ with my Gnomies

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am playing with Sugar Pea Designs Gnome Sweet Gnome Stamp Set.

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    As you can see I have created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Dies designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. At the top and bottom of the card I have used the Agatha Edges die set to decorate the edges.

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    Here is a side on view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up section a little easier.

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    Here is the front of my card .. I added another Gnome …. isn’t he cute!

    Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome – Sugar Pea Designs
    Paper: White; Red; Green; Gnome Sweet Gnome DP – My Mind’s Eye; Charm DP – My Mind’s Eye
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up; Agatha Edges; Circle Spiral Pull Card – Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Poinsettia Gift Bag

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    Hi everyone,

    It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Irit.

    This time round our challenge is to create Anything but a Card.

    For my project today I used Cornish Heritage Farm’s Poinsettia Digital Stamp to create a gift bag.

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    To create the gift bag I used the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. I printed out the Poinsettia image three times and cut out various areas from each one and layered together.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

    Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF60. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Stamps: Poinsettia Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Elf Magic Chevron DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board; Ribbon

     

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    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Maki A Wish

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am playing with a new stamp set I purchased last month from Sugar Pea Designs … they have some fun designs and I finally got around to ordering a few sets.

    For my card today I used the cute Rice Rice Baby stamp set to create an Accordion Card. Of course I used the Circle Accordion die designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs’'.

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    Here is a front view of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Stamps: Rice Rice Baby – Sugar Pea Designs
    Paper: White; Black; Red
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Lots of Pops Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Daddy!

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     Hi everyone,

    Father's Day is only a couple of weeks away down here in Australia (it is the 1st Sunday in September), so I figured that was the perfect opportunity to create a card using the MFT Die-namics Suit & Tie.

    I die cut the suit part of the card from designer paper and layered them all onto a Navy top folded card.

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     For the inside of the card, I added a stripe of the same striped designer paper I used for the suit and added two two sentiments and some stars from Simon Says Stamp! Fathers Day stamp set.


    Stamps: Fathers Day -  Simon Says Stamp!
    Paper: Cream; Blue; Navy; Suave DP - Authentique
    Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Suit & Tie; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags; Foam Tape

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    A Birthday Wish!

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for August, Helen Cryer continues to bring us a fun challenge.

    For our challenge this week Helen has asked us to use Animals on our cards … Helen would like to see a card with at least one animal on it… except no Bears or Bunnies… let’s see some more unusual animals!

    I purchased a number of stamps from Purple Onion Designs way back in May, but due to Design Team work I hadn’t had time to play with any of them …. so for my card this week I decided to pull our my box of Purple Onion Stamps and play!

    I just love that Mouse/Dandelion stamp and when I figured out it would work in the Katie Label Accordion designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs, I decided to use that for my card. As you can make wishes when you blow a dandelion, I found a birthday greeting that had the word wish in it and also add some flowers and the cute little robin to my other Accordion Panel.

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    Here is a look at my card from the front when it is closed. I stamped the Mouse and Dandelion twice … once directly onto the Katie Label Panel and then once on scrap card. I cut out the one from scrap card and layered it over the one on the panel so I got the whole Mouse and Dandelion … you can see the ear of the mouse and one of the leaves of the dandelion overlapping.

    I have also used the Katie Stars Frame Edge to decorate the frame.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright (August Guest Designer)


  • Stamps: Wishes (Mouse & Dandelion); Robin; Blooms – Purple Onion Designs; Greet Birthday Greetings – CC Designs
    Paper: White; Blue; Enchanted Garden DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Star Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Birthday's Always in Fashion

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    Hi everyone,

    It's my turn to post a card/tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog.  This time round I thought I would play with one of the stickers from the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-off Stickers. I love these elegant images, they are taller than any of the other Peel-off stickers which makes them idea to use to create tall cards, which is what I have done today.

    Here is how I made the card:
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    1. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Double Sided Adhesive Paper that are approx 3 inches x 7 inches. Remove the release sheet from one side of the adhesive paper and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere our Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the piece of white card.

    2. From the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Sticker Sheet remove the girl, the hair and the extra skirt. (I also added a few other things to mine as you can see in the photos above in case I needed them, but I didn't end up using for this card.) Place your pieces sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

    3. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.

    4. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive. 

    5. Cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired.

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    6. Cut out the girl, the hair and extra skirt. Use foam tape and adhere the hair and extra skirt onto the girl.

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    7. To create the card base cut a piece of bright pink card that measures 7 3/4 inches x 81/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches so you have a folded card which is 7 3/4 inches tall x 4 1/4 inches wide.

    8. Layer onto the front of the folded card a piece of lilac card which is 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches.

    9. Next layer a piece of designer paper which is 7 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches (my designer paper is actually from a 6" x 6" paper pad, because I used striped paper it was easy for me to add a little extra at the bottom and you can't see the join)

    10. For the two circles at the top and bottom of my card I used the large accessory circles from the Circle Spiral Pull Card and the Circle Accordion Die. (If you look at my card above the circles aren't going to be seen towards the centre of the card, so to save card I just die cut part of circle and layered and adhered to the base card so the piece missing goes towards the centre. This saves cutting into another sheet of card just for a circle)

    11. Cut a piece of white card 2 3/8 inches x 6 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of bright pink card which is 2 5/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches.

    12. Attach foam tape to the back of the Girl image we created earlier and adhere this to the centre of this panel.

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    13. Die cut the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper from bright pink card. Trim down the excess card on each side of the die cut word, leaving a 1/2 inch tail at the bottom. Apply some adhesive to the lower back of the right side of the panel and adhere Happy Birthday to the back so that all you see from the front is the letters not any borders. (This is a quick and easy way of adding one of the Stand Up Word dies to you card).

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    14. In the top right and bottom left hand corners of this panel, add the middle sized Pink/Silver Glitter Dots. (You can see in the photo above I added these in three rows, offsetting each row so I got a triangle shape.

    15. Adhere the finished panel to the folded card.

    The inside of the card:

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    16. Cut a piece of white card that is 3 3/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of  lilac card which is 4 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

    17. Add a strip of designer paper to the bottom of the white card. (Mine is 2 inches wide)

    18. Cut out around the negative image left on the Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Sticker Sheet. Remove the outer black sticker that goes around the whole image. Take a piece of Transfer Sheet, remove the protective backing and place this over the negative image. Use a bone folder to help transfer the image to the Transfer Sheet. Next place this Transfer Sheet that now has the negative image where you wish it to go, place down on the card and again use a bone folder to transfer it to your card. (I added a piece of scrap paper over the designer paper so the negative image didn't go onto that as I was only using part of the negative image).

    19. Stamp sentiment onto your card using black ink as per photo above.

    Thanks for stopping by today!


    SUPPLIES:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Jackie's Dolls 2 Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 2564)
    Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (641)
    Double Sided Adhesive Paper (502)
    Happy  Birthday Stand Up Helper (937)
    Circle Spiral Pull Card (916) designed by Karen Burniston
    Accordion Circle Card (769) designed by Karen Burniston
    Pink/Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
    Transfer Sheet (SKU 600)
    Other
    White Card
    Lilac Card
    Bright Pink Card
    Bella's Birthday Designer Paper 6' x 6" Paper Pad - Wild Rose Studio
    Birthday Fashion Sentiment - Verses Stamps
    Foam Tape
    Copics



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